Every other year, members of the shared-decision-making community gather in a different hub of the world to discuss the evolution of patients and providers engaging in a collaborative conversation around health care decisions. This July, the gathering was quite the landmark event as shared decision making and evidence-based practice united at the first joint International Shared Decision-Making/International Society for Evidence-Based Health Care (ISDM/ISEHC) Conference in Sydney, Australia. Over 300 people from around the globe met at the University of Sydney July 19–22 to share knowledge and inspire action to improve the entire care experience.
Three of our very own attended and also presented during the event: Ben Moulton, senior vice president of the Foundation; Richard Wexler, chief clinical integration officer; and Carrie Levin, research director. We spoke with them about highlights of the meeting.